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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the obama administration says consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, he admits he is working as he can on a wide variety of projects. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> a
iran's nuclear program and the uphill battle facing the obama administration. ever since foreign ministers closed the nuclear deal with iran, ten days ago, the obama administration has been trying to win over a skeptical congress and stave off new sanctions. today, wendy sherman, the lead u.s. negotiator in geneva, held a closed briefing today for members of the house. republican trent franks of arizona is among the lawmakers who have called the agreement a bad deal. >> seems like there's general notion that we're afraid to allow iran to question our sincerity when we should be questioning theirs. iran has given no concession of any kind for 30 years. and yet we are now taking some of our most powerful inducements off the table. >> ifill: michigan democrat dan kildee was milder in his criticism, but he said the u.s. has to proceed very carefully. >> we have to be very cautious with this state, and very skeptical and realize that the reason that we're in the position we're in right now, is that the sanctions are working, and the sanctions need to be not just seen only as a penalt
lowering those tensions? >> well, i think obama administration has done an excellent job of sending very clear signals about its interests in maintaining stability in the region, and standing by its ally japan. both the secretary of state and the secretary of defense made official statements # something that doesn't happen all that often and of course we did send the b52s through as well, and the u.s. presence and our forceful response to china's unilateral actions i think has prevented a much worse kind of crisis, because if we had not been there, then perhaps the japanese would have felt they had to react more strongly, the chinese would have reacted to that and things could have spun out of control. >> but this has been bubbling for a while, i want to continue with you for a moment, susan shirk and yet now we have this action. was it purposefully provocative on china's part? >> well, actually, i am kind of puzzled about the timing. we certainly believe that shiping must have personally approved it but coming so shortly on the heals of the announcement of china's reform blueprint that
to be the main focus of this administration. how do you read what he's saying. >> i thought it was the best speech, certainly in the economy. i've heard president obama give. i thought it was a strong and persuasive case. i think the facts are there. there can be no doubt about t between 1979 and 2007, 13.5% of this nation's total income was transferred to the top 1%. that's is-- 1.1 industrial to the top 1% of families. just in that period of time. and it's not just an accident. i mean yes, globalization has contributed to it but we have trade policies. we have economic policies. we have tax policies. all of which has contributed to, and workers policies, union policies, labor policies. all of which have been directed to channels for helping those at the very top. and there's no question about it. it's worked. >> go ahead. >> and we're going to pick up on that in just a minutement but we are going to take a short break right now. pick up on this and let david have a chance to weigh in. but right now we are going to take a short break to allow your public television station to ask for your
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